Become a ParentChild+ Early Learning Specialist

ParentChild+ is a free home visiting program that promotes creative ways to learn through play, increases parenting skills and helps children prepare for school. Participants can select either in-person home visits following safety protocols or virtual visits. Participants will receive deliveries including free books, toys, and guide sheets.

  • Trained early learning specialists (ELS) work with families in their homes two times a week for two years
  • Families begin the program when their child is 18 months to 2.5 years old
  • ELS deliver program materials weekly to each program participant, create and share videos to introduce the book, toy or activity and meet with program participants in person/virtual visits to model effective ways for parents and providers to increase their verbal interaction and prepare children for school success by learning through play with the use carefully selected books and toys
  • ELS also connects families with community resources to empower each program participant
  • This is a part time seasonal position working during an academic-year schedule with summers off

“My favorite part is developing this amazing relationship with the families over two years – you get to witness their success.”

Chantel, ParentChild+ staff 

Current Position Openings:

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JFCS serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values inclusion and diversity. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. We are an equal opportunity employer. Click here to view our Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Program.

“I look forward to many years ahead of playing, learning and growing together with families.”

Theresa, ParentChild+ staff 

More about ParentChild+:

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For more detailed information about ParentChild+, view one of the videos below.

Video in English
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Video in Somali

We have partner agencies across Minnesota in Cass County (Northland Area Family Service Center) and (Pine River-Backus Family Center), St. Cloud (Promise Neighborhood Central MN), Rice County (Healthy Community Initiative) and Rochester (IMAA).